Greatest Classic Rock Songs


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141 Bat Out of Hell - Meat Loaf

This song should be much higher! - maarilynmaanson

Best song ever!

This, Bohemian Rhapsody, and Stairway To Heaven are the absolute untouchables in rock music in terms of creativity, storytelling, and above all composition. (Blackbird by Alter Bridge is a close-ish fourth is fourth for me :D)

142 Same Old Song and Dance - Aerosmith

This is a song that you can really sing or dance to. One of Aerosmith's best, without a doubt. Deserves more credit.

143 Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne
144 Nightmare - Michael Schenker Group
145 Ramble On - Led Zeppelin

For all of you that are Lord of the Rings fans, just listen to this song closely, even look up the lyrics & then when it was written. You will get a kick...

This song is amazing. I love this song too much. - maarilynmaanson

146 Stuck in the Middle with You - Stealers Wheel
147 Light My Fire - The Doors

This song knocked the Beatles out of the number one spot and the Beatles are quite possibly the greatest band of all time. Pretty good for a first hit song.

This is definitely top ten worthy. The Doors are the most brilliant band of their time. Them and The Beatles are king. The Beatles pioneered music and then The Doors turned it upside down. Light My Fire was a massive hit and it is an amazing song. Long live Jim Morrison.

I fail to see how Know Your Enemy by Green Day is above this. Green Day isn't classic rock and they're only okay. The doors is classic rock and they're great. I'm not even a huge doors fan but I think this song should be up higher

It couldn't get much higher.

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148 London Calling - The Clash

I know, not classic rock, bla, bla, bla. This song is powerful and influential and top ten worthy.

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149 Blinded by the Light - Manfred Mann's Earth Band

Definitely one of the best covers everything recorded.

150 Anarchy In the Uk - Sex Pistols
151 The Razors Edge - AC/DC
152 I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock 'N Roll Band) - The Moody Blues
153 Still Loving You - Scorpions

How is this so low? This song is beautiful. - maarilynmaanson

Made me cry,as I was thinking of a girl

154 Unforgiven - Metallica
155 American Woman - The Guess Who

I say... This song is absolutely great! Try to listen to it and find out the greatness of randy bachman!

156 Iron Man - Black Sabbath

I love this song. I don't really care for metal.

Even in the 2015s, no band can produce the rhythm of the Black Country as they did.

157 You Can't Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones

This song deserves to be much higher. Along with Sympathy for the Devil and Gimme Shelter, this is one of my 3 favorite Rolling Stones songs. - stevekubin

A semi-hidden b side classic

158 Cat's in the Cradle - Harry Chapin V 1 Comment
159 Amazing - Aerosmith

Anyone who doesn't like this song is crazy, This song is Amazing. Thus the title! This is one song by Aerosmith that is definitely underplayed.

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160 Don't Stop Me Now - Queen

Seriously, why aren't there about 20 or 30 Queen songs on this list? Fat Bottomed Girls, Hammer To Fall, Keep Yourself Alive, Spread Your Wings, 39, Killer Queen, Who Wants To Live Forever, Too Much Love Will Kill You, We Will Rock You, Somebody To Love, Tie Your Mother Down, A Kind Of Magic, Innuendo, One Vision...I could go on.

Amazing song, seem that Freddie enjoy while singing this song

159th?! come on, it's the best Queen song, "Bohemian Rhapsody" is overrated as hell...

Okay, defining Classic Rock as 60's, 70's and early 80's (before synthesizers became popular) rock, blues rock, psychedelic rock and hard rock (exluding metal and punk movements, because they are a bit separate from the classic genres), this is my top:
1. "Don't Stop Me Now" - Queen
2. "You Shook Me All Night Long" - AC/DC
3. "Paint It Black" - The Rolling Stones
4. "My Generation" - The Who
5. "Break on Through (to the Other Side)" - The Doors
6. "La Grange" - ZZ Top
7. "Highway to Hell" - AC/DC
8. "House of the Rising Sun" - The Animals
9. "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" - Pink Floyd
10. "Riders on the Storm" - The Doors
11. "Stairway to Heaven" - Led Zeppelin
12. "Sweet Home Alabama" - Lynyrd Skynyrd
13. "Behind Blue Eyes" - The Who
14. "Dream On" - Aerosmith
15. "Layla" - Derek and the Dominos
16. "Get Off of My Cloud" - The Doors
17. ...more

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1. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
2. We Will Rock You - Queen
3. Let It Be - The Beatles
1. Hotel California - The Eagles
2. Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
3. Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
1. Song for America - Kansas
2. Time - Pink Floyd
3. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

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